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What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Because science has linked gum disease with many chronic, non-dental health concerns, there has never been a more critical time to focus on your oral health care. Studies have shown us that the bacteria causing the inflammation that contributes to gum disease are the same as the bacteria causing these health concerns:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Complications during pregnancy, including low birth weight
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Dementia

Since bacteria travel through the bloodstream, having gum disease can worsen these other systemic conditions and vice versa.

Gum Disease Treatment in Mountainside 

The best way to protect yourself from a gum infection is to commit to an excellent home care routine of daily brushing and flossing and regular checkups and teeth cleanings with your Mountainside dentist every six months.

Your dentist can detect gum disease in its early stages (gingivitis), which allows you to successfully manage it and even reverse it in some cases. If you're dealing with advanced gum disease (periodontitis), your dentist can provide the deep cleanings and guidance you'll need to keep your gum disease under control.

Schedule Your Next Exam at Mountainside Family Dental!

If you notice that your gums appear red, swollen, irritated, or bleed when you brush and floss, please schedule a teeth cleaning and checkup with your Mountainside dentist, as these are all signs of gingivitis. Give Mountainside Family Dental a call at (908) 232-6900 to speak with a friendly staff member!

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